Ten tiny little fingers, ten tiny little toes, there is just something extra special about baby fingers and toes! And they are always captured beautifully and with love as part of your newborn or baby session here at Samantha Prewett Photography, in Poole, Dorset
You probably all know by now that I love baby feet. In fact I may have a bit of an obsession. But then again who doesn't?
I think tiny details are so important to capture during newborn photography sessions. These make up some of the most special photographs that you will look back and cherish even more as your little one grows.
Most parents ask me for a feet shot during their newborn session when they are here, and I have lots of lovely wraps and materials that I like to use to accentuate these particular shots.
Sometimes if baby is wide awake and feet are kicking around I go for an even more natural action shot, I think these are equally beautiful as the "posed toes" photographs.
If you would like to read more about my newborn photography sessions here at Samantha Prewett Photography here in Poole, Dorset please click here to read my newborn blog article, or visit my newborn section on my website.
Do you love baby feet as much as me? Do you have a favourite shot from my baby feet gallery? Have you had a newborn session and had some interesting details captured? or do you recognise your babies feet here? I would love to hear from hear from you below if so.
When you book a newborn photography session with me you get a pack of information including a session "guide". We all know babies are un predictable though, so I thought it would be nice to share a recent session with you as an example of what happens when you come to have a newborn photography session here with me in Poole, Dorset.
Your newborn session will most likely take place in my home, I have a studio space in my large open plan living room, and I am sure you know by now that I like to use natural light. I have many reasons for this, if you are interested in why I don't use studio lighting please take a look at my natural light blog post. This is part of my natural business model and it works for my small friendly natural photography business. If you book a FRESH48 session, this will take place in your home. I can also come to your home for a newborn session, but please contact me to discuss this if required beforehand.
Last week I photographed the gorgeous little Edith at 14 days old.
I put some relaxing music on and start setting up for her arriving.
Her parents arrived with her at 9:30am, I find this the most convenient time for newborn sessions especially as we need to allow up to 4 hours. I really enjoy welcoming clients into my home, and having all the "home" facilities to hand. I made them a hot drink each , which is always a novelty when you have a newborn! After chatting (which I tend to get carried away with) I take Edith out of her car seat and start getting ready to take photos. This is the stage which usually takes the longest time as she was nice and settled from sleeping in the car. She wakes and eventually decides that she wants a feed, this is fine and all expected, we have plenty of time. Dad suggests that I take some breastfeeding photos, I jump at the chance!
After Edith has settled herself in, I dress her in some knitted dungarees and lay her on a fur rug on the floor. I tend to start sessions off like this, babies like to have a good stretch after being in their car seats during their journey over. All babies are different though and sometimes we do go straight into the sleepy "poses" or I tuck them up into a basket to start the session. I have to be totally flexible and go with the flow on the day.
And we are off, time to start taking photos!
Edith is wide awake and happy. Some parents worry that baby should be sleeping for their photos, where as in fact an ideal session contains both wide awake and sleepy gently posed shots. Some times baby is awake for the whole session, this is totally fine too! It is always lovely to get some alert shots of your newborn.
After Edith has has a good kick about and has shown us some adorable facial expressions, we go into "prop" shots. This time I decide to use a small wooden crate and a small round bowl. I have lots of baskets and boxes here to choose from, I give parents the option of which they would like but most are usually happy for me to choose. I also show Mum and Dad my photobooks and ask if there are any particular images they are after today. They are happy to go with the flow, as are most, but some parents do have a particular idea of what they are after. Edith's Mum and Dad say that they like the sleepy tummy pose, so I try my hardest to get this for them later on during the session.
After a few feeds, and nappy changes we manage to get Edith to sleep. I gently put her down on her tummy ready to try and photograph her in the sleepy tummy pose. She likes to be wrapped up, so I start taking photos and then slowly take the wrap away, and hooray we have done it! This is usually my "aim" of a newborn session, to get you a photo like this, but we don't always get there, and that is ok, we always manage to get some gorgeous awake or wrapped shots if we don't.
We decide to call it a day when Edith becomes unsettled again. I could go on taking photos all day, but I usually leave it to baby to tell me when they have had enough. She has been amazing today, and we are wrapped up in just over 2 hours, which is the average time of my newborn sessions.
If you would like more information on newborn photography sessions please visit my newborn section, where you can also find a price list. Or please contact me if you are interested in booking in.
Last week I teamed up with my good friend Carly from C Y Wild Photography ( http://www.wedding-photographer-southampton-hampshire.co.uk/index.html ) to do our first ever newborn twins session.
We welcomed the girls in at just 1 week and 6 days old to Carly's very warm photography studio.
The girls were absolutely amazing, they slept for almost the whole session. We managed to get a few different set ups, and even caught a few "smiles" aswell as a few awake shots towards the end of the session when they gently started to let us know that they were no longer tired
I think its safe to say that both of us enjoyed every minute of this special session, and we cant wait to do our next, so if you are expecting twins please do get in touch , we have some very special introductory rates!